Saturday Morning Flashback

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Wedding day in St. Tropez. (photo: AFP/AFP/Getty Images)

Saturday Morning Flashback: 1971 [Playlist]

In the year Mick & Bianca were married, the first Mayor Daley won a fifth term, two Apollo missions roamed the Moon, and Disney World opened in Florida. As always, the music took center stage […]


Feb. 24, 1980: The U.S. Olympic hockey team wins the gold medal at Lake Placid.
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Saturday Morning Flashback: 1980 [Playlist]

Ronald Reagan, Rubik’s Cube, CNN, Pac Man, the U.S. Olympic hockey team, J.R. Ewing, Mt. St. Helens, John Lennon. Music highlights included albums from Bruce Springsteen, Talking Heads, Peter Gabriel, The Cure, Elvis Costello, the […]


Jimmy Carter was sworn in on January 20, 1977. He pardoned Vietnam war draft evaders the next day.
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Saturday Morning Flashback: 1977 [Playlist]

A number of people and events made 1977 stand out among all the other years in that crazy decade. Elvis Presley died, Jimmy Carter moved into the White House, George Lucas released Star Wars, Fleetwood […]


The most SUPER bowl of all!
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Saturday Morning Flashback: 1986 [Playlist]

January 26, 1986. Lin Brehmer proclaimed Super Bowl XX “the most fun you ever had watching football!” It was also a fun year for music. Concert highlights: the Amnesty International “Conspiracy of Hope” benefit at […]


A framed (and cracked) memento of an amazing live broadcast of Bruce & the E Street Band from the Agora in Cleveland. 
Photo: W. Rice

Saturday Morning Flashback: 1978 [Playlist]

It was a very good year for Springsteen fans. Darkness on the Edge of Town topped the XRT Listener Poll, and if there had been a Best Concert category back then, his September show at […]


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Saturday Morning Flashback: 1982 [Playlist]

The top artists on our annual Listener Poll included the Clash, Peter Gabriel, the Who, Bruce Springsteen, Dire Straits, Elvis Costello, Joe Jackson, and newcomers the Stray Cats and those vegemite lovers, Men at Work! […]


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Saturday Morning Flashback: 1989 [Playlist]

This Week’s Playlist: 1989


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Saturday Morning Flashback: 1977 [Playlist]

In the year that saw the death of the King, music was re-energized. Debut releases from artists like Talking Heads, Elvis Costello, the Clash, and others offered an invigorating challenge to the predictable mainstream rock bands of the mid-70s.


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Saturday Morning Flashback: 1980 [Playlist]

The 1980 “Miracle on Ice” has been mentioned more than a few times during coverage of the Sochi Games, and for good reason. That semi-final match pitting U.S. collegiate underdogs against the mighty Soviet Union […]



Flashback: The Making of “I’m Not In Love” by 10cc [Listen]

Johnny Mars will be behind the board for Saturday Morning Flashback — 1977. He just dropped my a line saying he’s going to give a spin to 10cc’s “I’m Not In Love,” early in the show. This is a track full of 70s studio magic and worth checking out in more detail.

If you have a few free minutes, watch this short documentary on the making of the song below and how the band used vocal loops the create the breathy atmosphere that makes this recording so unique.



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